Tokyo Olympics / 23-year-old boxer Lovlina secures India's 2nd medal at Tokyo Olympics

Zoom News : Jul 30, 2021, 10:15 AM
Tokyo: India's wait for a second medal at the Tokyo Olympics has finally come to an end after boxer Lovlina Borgohain was assured of at least a bronze medal, as she roared into the semi-final of the women's welterweight category after beating Chinese Taipei's Chen Nien-Chin by a split decision.

The 23-year-old boxer from Assam showed great technical acumen as she edged the first round 3-2 and then stamped her authority on the bout by making a clean sweep in the second round.

The Indian boxer was dominant in the final round too as she won it 4-1 to eventually win by a split decision margin of 4-1.

Lovlina has won two World Championships bronze medals and two Asian Championships bronze medals in the past.

Whatever be the colour of the medal eventually, Lovlina will become the second Indian woman after the legendary Mary Kom to win an Olympic medal. Mary Kom, who had won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics, lost her round of 16 match at Tokyo on Thursday.

Vijender Singh won India's first ever boxing medal, a bronze, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.